Boko Haram, bandits attacked 25 schools, killed 16, abducted 1,440 children in Northern Nigeria – UNICEF

By AdvocateNews on 24/01/2022

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 377


No fewer than 25 schools were attacked by Boko Haram or bandits with 1,440 abducted and 16 children in 2021, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said.

In a statement to commemorate the 2022 international day of education, yesterday, the UN agency  said in March 2021, 618 schools were shut in six northern states of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina, Niger and Yobe, over fear of attack and abduction of pupils and members of staff. 

UNICEF expressed concern that the closure of schools in these states had significantly contributed to learning losses for over two months.

Its representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, said records revealed that at least 10.5 million children were out of school in Nigeria, being the highest rate in the world, meaning that a full one-third of Nigerian children are not in school, and one in five out-of-school children in the world is Nigerian.

100% Natural Herbs to Finally End Premature Ejaculation, Weak Erection and Small Manhood. Click “While the education crisis in Nigeria is affecting children across the country, some children are more likely to be affected than others. Female children, children with disabilities, children from the poorest households, in street situations, or affected by displacement or emergencies, and children in geographically distant areas are all disproportionately affected by the education crisis,” he said.

Hawkins said millions of Nigerian children have never set a foot in a classroom, but equally tragic was the high number of children who make it into a classroom but never make the transition from primary to secondary school, thereby cutting off their chances for a secure future. He said an estimated 35 per cent of Nigerian children who attend primary schools do not go on to attend secondary schools, indicating that half of all Nigerian children did not attend secondary schools in 2021.

“As we celebrate the international day of education today amid concerns in much of the world about the impact of COVID-19 on education, we must take a close look at what is happening to our children in Nigeria, and the opportunities they are missing out on when they lack education. We need to look towards community leaders, parents, teachers and caregivers, and together find the best strategies to ensure that all children enroll into school, have access to continuous learning and ensure they emerge with a quality skills that equip them for a prosperous future,” Hawkins said.

UNICEF, however, commended the Federal Government for the increase in budgetary allocation to education in 2022 budget.

Posted 24/01/2022 07:14:45 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Bayelsa election: I don’t know price of AK-47...

Lekki tollgate shooting: Vice President, Osinbajo breaks silence...

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Ekweremadu rues impacts, Tasks global community...

EFCC, Indian Govt to Increase Collaboration in Anti-Corruption...

NSCDC arrests man, 35, for allegedly defiling minor...

Supreme Court annuls all APC Congresses in Rivers...

Malami denies exonerating Abba Kyari of money laundering...

NBC directs all broadcast stations to suspend Twitter...

MAY 30: “Nothing can stop us" – IPOB...

Traffic gridlock: Eke Obinagu market near Emene NNPC...

At least 13 people wounded in Austin, Texas...

Appointments: Femi Adesina clears air on Buhari’s alleged...

 

Latest News Buhari’s exclusion of South-East fueling insecurity -Tambuwal 2023 Presidency: Coalition organises one-million-man march across 36 states, FCT for Peter Obi 1,490 illegal routes enter Nigeria, says NIS FRSC inaugurates 20 Officers of Junior Course 1 for Command, Staff College Gunmen storm Ukpor again, shot man, abduct Pastor's husband Dead body disrupts flights at Lagos airport PDP Primaries: David Mark warns Atiku, Wike, others, says Guidelines won't be compromised Troops sweep IPOB/ESN’s hideout, seize arms, ammunition in Imo N80b Fraud: Accountant-General to remain in detention I did not beat up my constituent —Sen Nnamani IPOB: No plan to suspend Facebook over alleged use to incite violence — FG Sanwo-Olu imposes total ban on Okada in 6 LGs, 9 LCDAs

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (359,599 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (359,598 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (359,598 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (359,597 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (359,597 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (359,597 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (359,597 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (359,597 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (357,551 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (352,242 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (290,439 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (290,372 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (159) EDITORIAL (23) NEWS (9,043) POLITICS (514) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (65) BUSINESS (378) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (51) ENTERTAINMENT (61) INTERNATIONAL (217) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (46)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.